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Point of view for Creation/Flood Myths


represent tension in creation myths

common nature motifs

gardens, seasons, trees of life, forest guardians

common symbols

serpents, trees, seeds, the pomegranate, mistletoe

common relations

humans to gods, humans to nature, gods to nature

common archetypes

characters: tricksters, heroes, villains, donors, helpers and hinderers deities: underworld gods, fertility gods, mother goddesses, sky gods, thunder gods

common actions

descent/ascent to underworld, heroes' journeys, struggles for power

common human attitudes

towards death, underworld, nature, deities, power

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